TRACE HEATING CABLES & SYSTEMS
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Winter is fast approaching and temperatures could plummet.
Frost protection trace heating systems can be used to compensate for increased heat loss and stop your tanks freezing.
Heat tracing systems can also be used to maintain higher temperatures and reduce the viscosity of the media.
The cost of installing a tank frost protection system can be insignificant when compared to costs of damage caused to tanks as a result of freezing or worse still, process down time.
It is important when designing a tank frost protection heat tracing system, that all factors are considered including, tank size & orientation, tank material, tank contents, minimum ambient temperatures and thermal insulation.
T&D have over 35 years heat tracing experience and use the latest computer software to design a heat tracing system that offers adequate frost protection but is also energy efficient and provides the client with the control options necessary.
Depending on the size of a tank or vessel, it may be possible to install a heating jacket which is manufactured to fit. These offer the user a more flexible approach as the jackets can be removed as and when necessary.
It can also reduce costs associated with thermal insulation and mechanical protection.
T&D offer a standard range of heating jackets but can also offer tailor made solutions for any given application. This includes frost protection and heat up of tanks and vessels in hazardous areas.
THE BENEFITS OF TANK AND VESSEL TRACE HEATING FOR FROST PROTECTION
By installing heat tracing cable you can frost protect your tanks and vessels ensuring that freezing temperatures don’t affect production or processes and result in costly delays.
T&D provide a free design service for frost protection for tanks & vessels send us the following information about your tank and we can design a system for you. This specification includes:
• Tank/vessel dimensions including any outlet and inlet pipes
• What material is the tank made from and is it indoors or outdoors
• What product is in the tank
• What is the minimum ambient temperature
• What is the maintain temperature- note for frost protection we assume 5 degrees Celsius
• We will recommend an insulation thickness but if you have any preference please confirm size
• What power supply do you have available, i.e. either 110v or 230v
Once we have the above information, we can design your tank/vessel frost protection system for you to install. Installation is very straight-forward. Fix the trace heating cable to the outside of the tank, at the spacing we recommend, using the foil tape supplied.
Connect the frost protection trace heating cable into the surface temperature sensing thermostat, connect to a power supply and your tank/vessel is frost protected. The digital display on the thermostat allows you to quickly and easily see the temperature of the tank/vessel.
The thermostat also has volt free contacts allowing you to connect your frost protection trace heating system to the BMS.
SUPPLYING HEAT TRACING TO BRITISH TANK MANUFACTURER
T&D are proud to be supporting British tank manufacturers by offering heat tracing solutions for rainwater harvesting tanks.
The manufacturer approached T&D for a heat tracing solution that would provide frost protection and temperature maintenance for the rainwater harvesting tanks.
Installing heat tracing cable frost protects your tank and stops freezing temperatures from effecting processes or production which ultimately could avoid costly delays.
EXPERTS IN WINTERISATION SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL & HAZARDOUS AREA ENVIRONMENTS
Thorne & Derrick hold the largest UK stocks of frost protection & winterisation equipment to help keep your plant and personnel operational during the winter months.
Thorne & Derrick understand that prolonged periods of low ambient temperatures can bring operations to a standstill costing thousands of pounds in lost downtime.
Experts in heating solutions for use in industrial & explosive atmospheres, Thorne & Derrick have the knowledge & expertise to help clients prevent unnecessary down time this winter.
We can provide overnight delivery of Trace Heating Cables at the most competitive prices to guarantee frost protection of your pipelines and mechanical services.| Ask About Our Heat Trace Design Service.
💡 Contact us today and our skilled and friendly team can provide technical support as well as reliable, fit for purpose and compliant solutions to suit your exact requirements.
By Thorne & Derrick International